I took this photograph in my mother's garden and I heard Mr. Hansard's wise words in a clip of him speaking to the audience during a performance, which was posted on-line.
My point is: We do not have to look far for inspiration. There is comfort to be found if we look for it. There is meaning in the s**t...it is how we choose to use it that matters.
Trust. You will have roses.
Beneath the busy conquest of bliss; a calm exists -A serene landscape of space; unpopulated expanse Stands separate from the saturation of information,That's infiltrating our terrain's tranquil lands. Innocent yet incessant consumption of inspirationIntended as the impetus of improvement,Instead piles up perpetually, a well-meaning metropolisScraping the skies of our cognitive capacity. Can we capitulate to silence? To cease the construction and open to contemplationConnect to the core, the fundamental sourceThat's been muted amidst the daily discourse, Can we really listen, in fully engaged volition -To what our intuition has diligently been discerning The rich personal pastures of experiential learning. Come back home to what is truly known,Practices unpracticed, actions left idle,Come back home to the lush stretch of truthTo: Simplicity. Openness. Freedom. UnderstandingCome back home, to where your own wisdom is expanding.
Finding our way in life can be quite a journey. It's this vastly beautiful, exciting and challenging thing that we get one chance at. And figuring out what to do with our unique experience of it, is an undertaking that can lead us to many places, doing a variety of things and learning a wealth of lessons.
I'm extremely lucky to never have had to deal with death or grief much until this past year or so. Oddly enough this coincides with the time period where I've been most alive myself, experiencing freedom, travel and a zest of life that has been dormant in the past. Where once I struggled so much to embrace living, there is now a depth of gratitude, appreciation and wonder at how amazing life can be. I've realised the way I love to live - what I love doing, seeing and being part of, how I like to be, how I most enjoy spending my time, the ways I can recharge, feel good and self care. I've learned who I am and what my dreams are. I've awoken to the possibilities …
It feels like time for an oul update! I've been quiet on social media over the last three weeks as my phone has been broken and I've been unable to post really. I've finally surrendered to the fact that the phone repair shop will not be open for the foreseeable future, and bought a new phone so hopefully when that arrives I'll be back to more regular posting on Instagram and Facebook. Being without a phone is an interesting experience nowadays, it can seem like such an extension of our being at times, that going without would appear undesirable - really though, it hasn't been too inconvenient, in fact it frees up time for reading or doing other things and affords me the opportunity to be more mindful throughout the day. It can feel disconnecting though, I've missed its communicative function, and I think that's worth noting, that there is a balance to cultivate with our phones. While they do serve so many purposes, some are more worthy of our time than others…